Andre Miller To The Wizards?
The Washington Wizards are looking for a solid back-up point guard to All-Star John Wall as their current back-up Eric Maynor has simply not worked out for the club. Maynor this season has shot just under 30.0% percent while accumulating a player-efficiency rating of just 6.1 in less than 10 minutes of action. Andre Miller‘s name has been brought up but there is however a road-block in the way of a possible deal with the Nuggets and Wizards according to Zach Lowe at Grandland.
The Wizards, meanwhile, may have to settle for a smaller deal — if they can manage any at all. They’d surely love to upgrade the backup point guard slot after the Eric Maynor flop, and given the front-office connections between Denver and Washington,4 a deal involving the exiled Professor Andre Miller, PhD, would seem to make sense. But the Wizards are just $1 million under the tax line, meaning they’d have to send out significant salary to offer Miller tenure.
Andre Miller had played sparingly with the Nuggets this season, averaging 19.0 minutes of action while averaging 5.9 points per game, 3.3 assists, and 2.4 rebounds. Miller is owed $5 million dollars this season which could be an issue with clubs who are willing to trade for him.
The Washington Wizards aren’t known for being big spenders as they are also looking at Beno Udrih of the New York Knicks who would be a cheaper option. Denver has been looking to deal Andre Miller since his blow-up on the bench with Brian Shaw in early January. Denver’s name has also been linked to the New York Knicks in the revival trade of Kenneth Faried for Iman Shumpert.